Peter Fahey | Composer


Peter Fahey


Described as a composer of “alluring soundscapes” and “arresting moments” (The New York Times) and “a composer who is full of effective ideas” (The Journal of Music), Peter Fahey’s music has been performed at venues such as Carnegie Hall and the National Concert Hall Dublin by some of the leading interpreters of new music including the American Composers Orchestra, the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Continuum, Crash Ensemble, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, ensemble recherche, Ensemble SurPlus and Talea Ensemble; soloists have included Tony Arnold, Dario Calderone and Philip Higham. His music has been featured at festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek and Festival Música Nova, Brazil and broadcast on RTÉ (Ireland), WQXR (New York), Concertzender (The Netherlands), MDR (Germany) and elsewhere.

Peter began his music education in Ireland, studying at the Waterford Institute of Technology, followed by studies at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and in the United States at Cornell University and, as an exchange scholar, at Columbia University. Recent and upcoming projects include a new work for the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (Composer Lab 2019), 装配线 [Assembly Line] for LAPS Ensemble (premiered at EuropArt Festival, Brussels), and a half-concert length work for American pianist Andrew Zhou commissioned by the Arts Council of Ireland.

September 2020